All Reviews

A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack Book Poster Image
age 3+
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
By William Joyce
(2014)
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Max & Shred TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Pleasant buddy comedy offers laughs and likable role models.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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"Shouldn't You Be in School?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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High School Story App Poster Image
age 14+
Jocks, nerds, and you star in this positive teen drama sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar Book Poster Image
age 4+
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
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FIFA 15 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Lots of historical detail in evenhanded, traditional docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Grandpa's Workshop App Poster Image
age 4+
Good basic math games with sweet theme lack coherence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Nightmares!: Nightmares, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
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Draw! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wildly imaginative wordless book celebrates art and drawing.
By Raúl Colón
(2014)
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Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
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The Specials TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Webby-winning reality show encourages respect for diversity.
Network: OWN
(2014)
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Scorpion TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Tech-driven drama celebrates brains over brawn.
Network: CBS
(2014)
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Between the Spark and the Burn: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
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Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Game Poster Image
age 12+
Clever nonviolent puzzle crossover is fun, smart play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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The Rule of Thoughts: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in cyberpunk saga loses steam.
By James Dashner
(2014)
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The Normal Heart Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Raw look at HIV/AIDS fight is hard to watch -- but worth it.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Parents Just Don't Understand TV Poster Image
age 8+
Reality show lets family members walk in each other's shoes.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2014)
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Little Elliot, Big City Book Poster Image
age 4+
Isolated elephant finds pal in sweet tale with dazzling art.
By Mike Curato
(2014)
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